Lokeny was found with a head injury at about 7:30 p.m. on July 20, 2017 at the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen streets. He died in hospital on Aug. 28, 2017.
Man charged with second degree murder in Benjamin Lokeny death
“Through the investigation, officers obtained information that Benjamin had been assaulted by another man believed to be known to him,” said a police news release.
“The Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy, and after completing further in-depth testing, ruled Benjamin’s death a homicide.”
A 52-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 2017 death of Benjamin Loka Lokeny, who was found badly injured near a Halifax intersection and later died in hospital.
On July 20, 2017, police were called to the corner of Buddy Daye and Gottingen streets for reports that someone was injured. Officers found Lokeny, 51, suffering from a head injury.
Halifax Regional Police said Monday they arrested Troy Edward William Clayton, 52, on Friday in Halifax. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court Monday to face a charge of second-degree murder.
Police arrested Troy Edward William Clayton on Friday in Halifax. The 52-year-old will appear in Halifax Provincial Court Monday.
Halifax Regional Police announced earlier this month that Lokeny's death had been declared a homicide. Police said an autopsy was conducted and after further in-depth testing, the medical examiner determined Lokeny's death was a homicide.
The Lokeny case was recently added to Nova Scotia's major unsolved crimes program, which means the province is willing to pay as much as $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed him.